Buy This Book and Become an Expert Ambulance Chaser. Or Not.

Namby Pamby Columns, Lawyer, The Namby Pamby 5 Comments

This is not a paid advertisement. This is just me ranting about attorneys masquerading as experts. As a member of a state bar, two federal bars and three bar associations it is unsurprising that my contact information lands in the hands of many different people that want my time and money. Every day at the office, I receive solicitations for …

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Bitter News, 9-15-09

Bitter Newsroom law school, Lawyer, News & Views 2 Comments

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom as disease-causing as your daily shower—but don’t tell the cat: • Former SVP and general counsel of Intel, Bruce Sewell, is the new head of Apple’s legal department.  I heard it was the commercials that swung him.  [ArsTechnica] • Anything seem super freaking shady about this to anyone? A personal injury law firm recently made …

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Five Steps to Being a Plaintiff Lawyer Machine

PhilaLawyer Columns, Lawyer 22 Comments

Laid off from Biglaw?  We know, it’s horrible. The profession has been turned on its head.  All that money, that schooling. All the years of suffering those hoards of social invalids and Napoleons in your firm.  And now you’re in the poor house. Or maybe not… You can wallow in self-pity, groveling for scraps as a “temp” slave or toiling …

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